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obama is opening leads in states that mitt romney can least afford to lose. have a look at our new poll today. the president now has a 10-point lead in the swing state of ohio, 53% to 43. in florida, another key swing state, mr. obama's lead is nine points, 53% to 44. and the president leads by 12 point in pennsylvania, 54 to 42. this quinnipiac university/cbs news/"new york times" polls has a margin of roar of three points so the leads are significant. our cbs news election analysis team is moving ohio from a toss- up to leaning toward mr. obama. with that, we estimate 255 electoral votes are solidly in the obama camp or leaning that way. for governor romney the number is 206 with 270 needed to win. the president would have to pick up just 15 in the remaining toss-up state that you see on this map in gray. if the president wins ohio, governor romney would have to nearly sweep those toss-up states in order to win the white house. so no surprise that we find both candidates in ohio today. our campaign 2012 team is on their trail and we're going to start tonight with nancy cordes. nancy.
, today is expected to be a quiet date for both president obama and mitt romney. neither candidate has any public events planned. behind the scenes, they're cramming for their first debate. chip reid is traveling with the romney campaign in boston. >> reporter: good morning, anthony. this debate is huge for both candidates. some republican strategists say if does not do well in this, it could be downhill from there. and president obama's advisors are very worried he could make a mistake giving mitt romney the opportunity he needs. >> my opponent thinks it's fair that somebody who makes $20 million a year like he does plays a lower tax rate than a cop or teacher who makes $50,000. >> at campaign appearances friday, president obama and mitt romney seemed to be previewing next wednesday's debate when the battle over taxes is expected to take center stage. romney say ts he'll hold the president accountable for misrepresenting his record. >> i will not raise taxes on middle income americans! >> reporter: the stakes in the debate are so high that both candidates will soon retreat into political
president obama's campaign is launching a new tv ad with that secretly recorded video of his opponent. jan crawford is covering the romney campaign in denver this morning. >> reporter: good morning. romney left california and headed here yesterday afternoon. he's trying to get his focus back on the economy after what his advisers even say was a terrible last week for him. at a rally here last night he really focused on jobs, and he came out swinging against the president. >> this could be the state that takes it over the edge! >> reporter: campaigning in the swing state of colorado, romney is keeping his focus on the economy. and his message more forceful and specific. >> they don't understand small business. i do. not because i studied it, but because i lived it. you have to be in business to understand how to create jobs. >> reporter: he's looking to put last week behind him. on the campaign plane sunday night to denver, romney told reporters he was buckling down. quietly rejecting suggestions the race may be slipping away. >> you know, we just keep on battling forward with our message.
. >> the obama campaign engaged in character assassination. >> oh, sure. they completely misrepresent my point of view. >>> today at the united nations, benjamin netanyahu will issue dire warning on the nuclear program. >> hundreds of passengers endure a frightening landing, it straightened out as the train touched down. >>> a dying man's tip may lead to the final resting place of jimmy hoffa. police will drill beneath concrete in suburban detroit. it shows a teenager aiming a rocket launcher. >> a good way to get around town. we'll check this out. users can navigate their way under water. >> do you mind if i ask you a lot of dumb american questions? >> fire away. >> i love poland. i love the polish people. i like polish hot dogs. i like stripper poles. >> iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad called for a new world order for western powers. >> everyone will get a mad dictator bobblehead doll. it's a collector's item. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." national football league officials are going back to work over three weeks of outrage, the nfl and regular reps agreed overnight on
romney, he's a good debater. i'm just okay. >> governor romney, president obama gearing up for their first presidential debate on wednesday. >> i don't think one of them is going to make or break this campaign. >> thursday morning we're all going to be scratching our heads and saying, wow, we have a barn burner now for the next 33 days. >> maria asked you, why didn't you tell me? what did you say? >> that i did not know how to. >> the thing that really meant the most to me kind of fell apart because of my doing. i will always look back and say, how could you have done that? >> in japan, the powerful and destructive typhoon capture on tape by an american marine. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> lindsay lohan reportedly recovering from a scuffle with a man over photos he took of her on his cell phone. >> we're told the deer wasn't injured and the skateboarder is probably still eating some dust. >> no, no! down! >> he just pile drives donald jones. >> touchdown! does his dance. >> and all that matters. >> the european staged an epic comeback to win the ryder cup. >> on "cbs this morning.
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